Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Facebook Ad 2: A Girl is Missing

I'm not sure what it is about Facebook that lends itself to such strange, open-ended ads that really make no sense.

A Girl is Missing, alright, what's this going to be: perhaps an exciting new facebook game; an action/adventure movie, or perhaps even a new book? All the possibilities in the world open up, yet as I continue reading...

Surpass your Philosophy professor. Hmmm, so perhaps a philosophy book or course?

Existentialism is now American. While I'm not entire sure of the truth of this statement, perhaps it is a exisentialist book or course, still making sense at this point.

How many thoughts to find your Freedom? To Free us All? An interesting question is posed, perhaps 42, 77, or the square root of -1. Although, not really much to do with existentialism.

On Sale Now! (if only I knew what was being sold to me)

I'm not sure what happened to the girl, how my thoughts will set us all free, what the picture has to do with anything, or what is being sold to me. However, the ad is quite good:

Rating: e / 10

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Haikus never EVER get old

What was i thinking?
1.21 gigawatts?

Tokyo is boring
Maybe i'll destroy britain.
oh look, the army

this is a haiku
there are seven syllables
in the second line

And then god, he said:
I would like to tell you all,

I wander these dark halls
To myself, i contemplate
Where is the TARDIS?

Looking around me
Test tubes full of mutagens
I could be super

Peter piped picked
a peck of pickled peppers.
but why should i care?

feel free to post your own in a comment

Thursday, September 9, 2010

..Rick is Lime? In 3-D..

I saw your wall post today
It could only be described as gay
I stared with contempt
Profanities did tempt
But I died from radioactive decay

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Is it just me, or is Pokemon horrifying?

What looks like a fantastic game is actually just a sadistic horror fest. Seriously, you know its true.

Lets take a look at some other things here.

  • Teens go out and search for Pokemon to capture and keep for themselves without a license
  • Teens going out without adult supervision
  • Capturing and storage of endangered spieces
  • Storage of Pokemon in containers significantly smaller than creature
  • Unlawful battling of Pokemon until one them is incapacitated. This fighting will continue until all of a trainer's Pokemon are knocked out
  • No police force to be seen. Thieves are everywhere
  • Monopolization of health centers and general stores (unless of course they are owned by the government)
  • Human cloning
  • Children can gamble
Don't get me wrong, I love the Pokemon games, but this is just too hilarious to not write about

Monday, September 6, 2010

What is a "Facebook Stalker"?

Facebook stalker seems to be a commonly used word these days. And yet, like many neologisms, it doesn't really have any meaning. Merriam-Webster Law Dictionary defines stalking as the following: "the act or crime of willfully and repeatedly following or harassing another person in circumstances that would cause a reasonable person to fear injury or death esp. because of express or implied threats". However, this doesn't seem to be the common use of the word in Facebook stalker. While certainly one could harass another on Facebook, it seems to be of another nature. A Facebook stalker is often depicted as someone who browses a person's information, pictures, etc. despite not having a relationship with said person. This would seem to be related to another neologism, a creeper.

Collins Dictionary defines creep as the following: "
a person considered to be obnoxious or servile." And thus we come to the heart of the matter: a Facebook stalking is not an act one can universally do, you must be considered obnoxious by the receiver. However, isn't that the nature of harassment? How the harassee perceives the action? And yet, this is quite different, as it involves not the nature of the act but the nature of the actor. If person A were to think of person B neutrally, non-obnoxious that is, viewing person A's information, pictures, etc. would not be considered Facebook stalking. However, the inverse is thus true.